Samantha Markovitz, who was an intern here at MassBike last summer, has returned as the new Program Associate after just graduating with a B.A. in Environmental Studies from St. Lawrence University in upstate New York. She’s eager to turn that hard-earned academic knowledge into an on-the-ground reality as she works to empower communities to build better streets for biking. She is also in the market for a new commuter bike, so any recommendations are welcome!
Last summer, she mainly worked on helping to restart and expand the Education Program, successfully organizing trainings around the state. Now that she is back, she is going to be working with me (Price) to develop and market a new Bikeable Communities Training, made possible through a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. With her help, we are going to train interested citizens on how to make the changes to the built environment in their own towns and cities that make biking safer and more accessible.
Samantha is excited to be getting onto the streets of Boston now that she is back in The Hub. She is going to be learning the ropes of navigating our streets alongside other new bicyclists in Boston, and looks forward to joining a great community of human-powered transportation enthusiasts. If you see her riding over the Longfellow Bridge or in downtown Boston, tip your helmet and say “Hi” – she’s working to make your commute better!